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Asus G51Jx


This is a compatibility guide to running Linux with the Asus G51Jx laptop.

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For full specifications see the Asus G51Jx specifications page.

NameAsus G51Jx
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7 Processor 620M/720QM Processor : 2.66 GHz - 1.6 GHz, with turbo up to 3.33/2.8 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with turbo up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen15.6” (1366×768) Widescreen
15.6” (1920×1080) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB (some models up to 16), up to 1333 MHz
HDD320GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 360M
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Integrated 802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorOKKernels older than 2.6.33 may not support turbo boost
Optical DriveOK
GraphicsOK Both noveau and NVidia drivers work
WirelessOK ath9k
Card ReaderBroken in Kernels ⇐ 2.6.33 (and possibly newer) Info on a fix is here, haven't tried it yet
WebcamOK Standard UVC webcam


Hibernation has not been successfully tested (by anyone noted here). It failed with Ubuntu Lucid (10.04) when I tried it with an encrypted swap partition, but that is a known issue with encrypted swap.

Sleep (suspend to ram) does not work out of the box with Ubuntu Lucid, but it can be fixed by following the instructions in this thread: G51JX Suspend in Ubuntu 10.04.


Most things work fine out of the box with Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits


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AJS, 2011/11/24 15:39

Hi, i have an ASUS G51J and since Ubuntu 10.04 my laptop randomly freezes several times per day. Have anyone experienced this and solved this problem?

Thank you very much to all.

Reventlov, 2011/02/21 14:06

Sorry for my English. : this is my /etc/acpi folder with events for the backlit keyboard ( Fn-F3/Fn-F4 ) & for the power button of touchpad ( Fn-F9 ), this is the ”/etc/pm/sleep.d/20_custom-ehci_hcd” file for making pm-utils working, with a patch for powering off the keyboard and restoring his level ( backlit keyboard ).
You have to replace XXXXXXX with what you have in /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/.
( ls /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ehci_hcd/ )

French version here :

Reventlov, 2011/02/21 14:11

Moreover, hibernation work for me with the archlinux'wiki procedure : and

Cory M, 2010/10/04 14:12

With fedora 13 most everything works

Have it install in low resolution than install “rpmfusion” nvidia drivers

still working on getting the function keys to turn on and off the lighted keyboard

sax, 2010/08/19 16:33

Hey I have the same issue Tiago. Suspend and Hib don't work.

J, 2010/07/29 03:12

Just reboot again. worked for me when it came up. and btw email me if you got suspend or hibernate to work.

Tiago, 2010/07/22 23:51

I have an ASUS G51JX and during the boot of Ubuntu 10.04 64Bits I get the following messages and the PC freezes:

[ 9.077370] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Pointer to BIT loadval table invalid
[ 9.077511] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: BDB I2C entry invalid
[ 9.247513] pciport 0000:00:03.0: PCIE Bus Error: severity=Uncorrected (Non-Fatal), type = =Transaction Layer, id=0018(Requester ID)
[ 9.286881] pcieport 0000:00:03.0: device [8086:d138] error status/mask=000040000/00000000
[ 9.286998] pcieport 0000:00:03.0: [14] Completion Timout (First)

Anyone knows how to solve this problem?

allwitchesdance, 2010/09/27 01:55

I hope you already solved this problem on your own, but for future reference, nouveau is an open source replacement for the NVIDIA driver. It is still in early development and last i checked it does not work with 360M. To disable it add nouveau.blackist=true to the kernel command line, and if that does not work, simply remove the module from /lib/modules/.

Tiago, 2011/09/14 21:34

Thank you

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